February 14-16 Event Features Expert Speakers, Demonstrations, New Products & More
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UNCASVILLE, CONN., January 14, 2020 – The state’s newest consumer show – “Connecticut Fishing & Outdoor Show” – premieres at Mohegan Sun Earth Expo & Convention Center in Uncasville, Conn. on Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16, 2020. Hours: Friday, Feb. 14 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Fishing is the highlight of our newest show that showcases a wide variety of outdoor elements, featuring ATV’s, rock climbing, rafting, kayaking, hiking, hunting, zip lining, biking and much more,” explains Kristie Gonsalves, President of North East Expos, Inc. and a past president of the National Association of Consumer Show Producers. “We are excited to bring this huge new consumer show and a wide range of experts, including NBC Sports’ fisherman Roland Martin and Rhode Island Expert Surfcaster and Author Dennis Zambrotta, to Mohegan Sun’s expansive new expo & convention center.”
This event is designed for longtime fishing and outdoor enthusiasts, as well as anyone who wants to learn more about angling and other kinds of outdoor adventure. Great for families, who also can enjoy Mohegan Sun’s other family entertainment, including GAME ON, a new interactive experience featuring a bowling alley, arcade, ping pong, and restaurant.
► Over 100 booths selling the latest fishing, hunting, and outdoor equipment, and fishing boats.
► Non-stop Free Seminars by National & Regional Experts include:
Saturday only: Roland Martin of NBC Sports’ “Fishing with Roland Martin.
Sunday only: Dennis Zambrotta, Rhode Island Expert Surfcaster and Author.
All Three Days:
- Bobby Uhrig, Professional fisherman and master lure designer;
- Mike Laptew, a/k/a The Diving Fisherman;
- Ralph Wilkins of the Odysea and TV’s “Wicked Tuna”;
- Joe Diorio, saltwater fishing guide;
- Al Gag, custom lure designer;
- Philip J. Carcia, 15,000+ Mile Hiker, Runner and Photographer;
- Toby Lapinski, Managing Editor of The Fisherman Magazine; and
- Fishing Captain Greg Dubrule of Black Hawk Sport Fishing in Niantic.
► Meet and Schedule Tours with Charter Boat Fishing Captains, Hunting Outfitters, and Outdoor Adventure Promoters
► Demonstrations include: Fly casting atop a 5,000-gallon Hawg Trough Fish Tank; a Kayak Pond will feature Intro to Kayak Fishing lessons by Three Belles Outfitters; fly-tying by experts; and North American Wildlife Seminars featuring of Bobcats, Owls, Porcupines, Skunk, Alligator and Snake by Animal Adventures Family Zoo & Rescue Center.
► Hands-On Activities include: Black Hawk virtual fishing fighting chair simulator with Greg Dubrule.
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► CT Dept, of Energy & Environmental & Protection’s (DEEP) latest rules and regulations, displays and huge tank of live fish.
This new “Connecticut Fishing & Outdoor Show” show builds upon the success of the annual “Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show” that will continue to be held at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn., this year from March 20 to March 22, 2020.
“These two terrific events will be held one month apart for the pleasure of outdoor enthusiasts from across the state and beyond,” adds Gonsalves, who has produced major public events for more than 20 years. “Both expansive shows will feature hundreds of booths with the latest fishing and outdoor recreational and adventure products and services, many hours of expert-led seminars, and numerous demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages.”
► Admission: $12 adults; 12 and under free. Free parking.
► FOR INFORMATION, visit www.ctfishingoutdoorshow.com or call North East Expos at 860-844-8461.
Show sponsors include The Fisherman Magazine, WFSB Channel 3, and 97.7 WCTY Eastern CT’s Country station, Renewal By Anderson, and North East Expos.
Speakers, demonstrators and vendors interested in registering for the Connecticut Fishing & Outdoor Show at Mohegan Sun or the Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show should contact Kristie Gonsalves at 860-844-8461, email Kristie@northeastexpos.com, or visit www.ctfishingoutdoorshow.com (at Mohegan Sun) or www.fishinghuntingshow.com (at Connecticut Convention Center).
North East Expos, Inc. also produces the popular “Connecticut Flower & Garden Show” at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford – the 39th annual event will take place on Thursday, February 20 through Sunday, February 23, 2020. To register for that event, contact Kristie Gonsalves at 860-844-8461 or email Kristie@northeastexpos.com, or visit www.ctflowershow.com
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